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Looking for Paleo apple recipes? Chocolate Covered Apples will help satisfy your craving for a delicious apple dessert! Short video tutorial included!
We belong to a wonderful CSA here in Colorado and as a part of that CSA we get apples. Lots and lots of apples. Add to that, it was an amazing apple season in general here, so it seems like everyone I know that has an apple tree was trying to share their abundance.
So what to do with them? I'm always on the search for great Paleo apple recipes.
One recipe we love is my Cinnamon Apple Cake recipe, which is something we've made for years.
This year I knew I needed to come up with some additional ideas to use up our apples. I had some cake pop sticks on hand and figured chocolate covered apples on sticks were in store for us.
Chocolate is definitely a favorite treat of mine and it is something I have missed while I have been on Autoimmune Paleo. I have successfully introduced cocoa powder back into my diet, but chocolate itself is a very special treat since the sugar, even in 85% dark, seems to cause some issues with me. (See these AIP Carob Covered Apples for an alternative for those of you on AIP or that also have sugar-related issues.)
These could definitely be categorized as “Paleo Halloween treats” but I personally think chocolate-covered anything can happen at any time.
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Making these is a super quick activity that even the kids can help with, and the choices are endless. See the recipe below for how to do it. In this picture below I have an assortment of (from left to right):
- Dark chocolate and hazelnuts
- Dark chocolate and India Tree Sprinkles
- Nikki's Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter and pecans
- Dark chocolate and shredded coconut
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Paleo Chocolate Covered Apple Recipe
If you make these chocolate-covered apples, I'd love to hear how they turned out! Either comment below or share a pic on Instagram and tag me @thrivingonpaleo!
Paleo Chocolate Covered Apples
- 1 apple (cored and cut into approx 8 slices)
- 2 cups water
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 8 cake pop or lollipop sticks
- 3.5 oz dark chocolate or coconut butter (this will actually make enough for several apples)
- Toppings like chopped nuts (shredded coconut, sprinkles, sea salt, raisins, etc)
- Place the cut apples in a solution of 1 tbs lemon juice and 2 cups water to prevent browning.
- Put your desired toppings in separate bowls and set aside.
- Remove the apples from the lemon solution and stick a lollipop stick through the bottom of the slice.
- Melt the dark chocolate or coconut butter over a low temp. Dip the apple in the chocolate.
- Now dip the apple in the bowl with the topping you want and turn around to cover. Some toppings, like the nuts, might not stick as well when dipping so you can place the nuts on the apple as well. Place the finished apples on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
- Let cool and harden before serving (if it’s warm in your kitchen you might have to put them in the refrigerator to get them to harden)
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If you have a nut allergie is coconut safe? My grandson has 3 children in his class with nut allergie I need to be very careful sending Halloween treats
Typically coconut is safe for those with nut allergies, but some people do experience issues with both. If you’re really concerned, make sure to put a label with the apples to state that there is coconut in it if he plans on sharing the treats, but if it’s just for him I wouldn’t worry about it. My kids both have many kids in their classes with nut allergies and I send in coconut stuff all the time. Chances are, the parents of the kids with nut allergies are making sure their kids have safe treats and they won’t be having shared treats anyway, but labeling a shared treat will help.
Can cocoa Butter be substituted for coconut butter?
Hi Clara- Definitely! Though you might want to mix it with a bit of honey or maple syrup to give it a slightly sweeter flavor.
These look great Michele I am going to make them for my Christmas Eve party! I love your videos also and you have inspired me to try and make some for my blog. Great job!
Thanks so much Glenda! You have such beautiful photography that I bet your videos will be amazing too!